Lucas Heights Waste Management Centre

September 14, 2018

Waste plan: Project director

New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights NSW 2234
1300 651 116

Opened in 1987, the Lucas Heights Resource Recovery Park spans approximately 165 hectares and over 157, 000 cars and trucks use the park each year.

Hours of Operation

6am - 4pm Monday to Friday
8am - 4pm Saturday & Sunday

Customer Service

For information regarding opening and closing times, gate fees, acceptance criteria or other site-specific information, please contact our Customer Service Centre on 1300 651 116.

Waste Charges & Services

Please review our Waste Charges and Services brochure for information on current waste charges, opening hours and waste acceptance criteria for SUEZ's NSW Resource Recovery Centres. Lucas Heights is now accepting TVs and computers free of charge. For more information and conditions of acceptance please view our E-Waste page.

Resource Recovery Centre

The Resource Recovery Centre and Waste Collection point is an area for small vehicles to drop off recyclable materials. Householders and small businesses are able to drop off the following items:

  • Recyclables; eg. plastic containers, paper, cardboard, cans
  • Scrap metal; eg. washing machines, stoves, bicycles
  • Hazardous items; eg. paint, vehicle batteries, engine oil, gas cylinders
  • Milk crates
  • Old clothing
  • Household rubble; eg. bricks, concrete, roof files and terracotta pies (which are all processed for reuse on site)

At the Waste Collection Point there are bins available for items that cannot be reused or recycled. The waste in these bins is sent to landfill for disposal.

Garden Organics Processing Facility

This is where householders and small businesses unload their garden organics to be processed into composts, mulches and other soil conditioning products. Garden organics collected from the kerbside from various local councils are also received and processed here. The site also accepts clean untreated timber for recycling into mulches and biofuels.

Up to 50, 000 tonnes of garden organics per year are processed at Lucas Heights. This is equivalent to the weight of approximately 1, 000 adult humpback whales! A variety of compost and mulch products for landscaping and horticultural uses are produced on site and sold to retailers.

New Illawarra Road Landfill

This is where large trucks unload the general household waste (or mixed solid waste/municipal solid waste) that is picked-up during kerbside collections. Local councils and commercial waste contractors use the landfill.

The Lucas Heights landfill receives approximately 575, 000 tonnes of waste each year.

Long term care through ongoing monitoring of closed areas of the landfill is part of SUEZ's environment protection and rehabilitation program.

All trees planted on filled areas at this site were from seedlings that were propagated at the Lucas Heights Nursery.

Green Energy Production

Biogas is the gas generated from organic waste breaking down in the landfill. It is collected by a series of pipes and converted into electricity. The large-scale generation of green electricity from waste was pioneered out of the Lucas Heights site in 1994.

SUEZ Environment Report Hotline

SUEZ's NSW Environment Report Hotline has been set up to receive feedback on environmental matters which are sometimes associated with recycling and waste management facilities – like odours, noise, dust and mud tracking. We'd like you to help us find out why this happens, and how we can fix it.

To provide feedback on any environmental matters you believe may be associated with one of our NSW facilities, please call 1800 ENV REP (1800 368 737). For enquiries related to pricing, acceptance criteria and opening hours, please call 1300 651 116.

Lucas Heights Landfill Drive-Thru Pt 1
Lucas Heights Landfill Drive-Thru Pt 1
Lucas Heights Landfill Drive-Thru Pt 2
Lucas Heights Landfill Drive-Thru Pt 2

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